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Disney's New Rolling Robot Climbs Walls Like a Gecko

Not even walls can stop Disney’s and ETH Zurich’s new four-wheeled robot called VertiGo that can quickly transition from rolling on the ground to …

Robotics

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

Happy moon landing day! July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11's arrival on the moon. The lunar lander holding Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at 4:18 PM eastern, and Armstrong became the first human in history to walk on the lunar surface at 10:56 PM.<p>Huge amounts of …

The Lyft iOS app is now written entirely in Swift

Think Swift is a language that isn’t ready for prime time? The team at Lyft would disagree, as their latest app was written completely in Swift.<p>Apple’s newest programming language has commanded quite a bit of attention since its introduction at WWDC 2014. Widely lauded for its simplicity and ease …

It’s Time to Use Interface Builder

When I first learned Cocoa, I didn’t get Interface Builder. It seemed like a beginner’s tool that gets in the way of anything more complicated than a …

‘My dentist saved my tooth, but wiped my memory’

After simple dental surgery, William lost his ability to form new memories. What happened? This real-life medical mystery should change the way we think about the brain, says David Robson.<p>William’s internal clock is eternally jammed at 13:40 on 14 March 2005 – right in the middle of a dentist …

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

Scuba Diving

Understanding cocoa and cocoa touch responder chain

Applications in cocoa and cocoa touch have an event queue associated to them, this event queue will be filled with events from multiple sources. In …

Here we go

Using Auto Layout in an UIScrollView

Ways of setting up auto layout constraints for an UIScrollView and its content right in the interface builder.<p>Putting auto layout constraints to the …

iOS Programming

7 secrets for enhancing UX with micro-interactions

Knowing that we all judge a book by its cover, smart designers create catchy and practical interfaces. Potential users may be hooked, but how do you …

25 Great Resources For App Developers

Developing and promoting apps isn’t an easy endeavor, mainly because app markets are ridiculously crowded. As an app developer, you should only be …

Xcode: One Weird Debugging Trick That Will Save Your Life

Ok, hope you can tell I was having way too much fun with this title 🙂 Anyway, now back to regularly scheduled programming…<p>Over the last few days, …

Debugging

Ethereal Watercolor and Black Ink Cats That Fade into the Canvas by Endre Penovác | Colossal

<p>We continue to be awed by Serbian artist Endre Penovác‘s ability to somehow control the unforgiving nature of water on paper to produce ghostly …

Cats

ZLSwipeableView

A simple view for building card like interface like Tinder and Potluck. ZLSwipeableView was originally developed for Murmur.<p><b>Notice:</b> The Objective-C …

After Not Seeing My Dog For Five Months...

Google killing support for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

Google’s Android Studio is all the hype in the app development community. This streamlined set of tools offers everything you need for developing Android apps, and it has been an amazing integrated development environment (IDE) since it was released last December.<p>Google has stabilized the IDE they …

Android News

Android vs iOS vs Windows

<b>One of the toughest decisions today is choosing a smartphone. Not many users know what the smartphones actually offer. To add to their woes, there</b> …

Dropbox's New Android App Is All About Invisible Design

When it came time to redesign Dropbox's five-year-old Android app, the goal was to downplay design even more. And damned if they didn't pull it off. …

Apps

Apple launches new App Store section showcasing LGBT content to commemorate 1969 Stonewall riots

Apple this evening has added a new featured section to the App Store focused on showcasing content that reflects LGBT pride. Apple notes that it is commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots with the App Store section. The riots occurred during 1969 in New York City and are often seen as a pivotal …

Google Maps Now Lets You Scale Yosemite’s El Capitan Mountain

El Capitan is already something I associate almost by default with Mac OS X, but it was a real mountain before that – millions of years before Apple previewed OS X 10.11, in fact, though it only got its name in 1851. Anyways, it’s the real mountain, not the Apple operating system, that Google now …

The Microbes on the Handprint of an 8-Year-Old After Playing Outside | Colossal

<p>We all know our bodies are home to countless millions of bacteria and microorganisms, but without seeing them with our bare eyes it’s almost …

Map: The remarkable distances you can travel on a European train in less than a day

Tourists visiting Europe are often advised to travel by train rather than plane or car. Trains are considered reliable, fast and relatively cheap. But as a new research project shows, there are major differences within Europe: Whereas you can travel from London to Paris in less than four hours, …

Recreating Apple’s Rubber Band Effect in Swift

For the past 6 months we have been working on the most challenging and fun app I have ever developed: <b>Thoughts</b>. This is also the first Produkt’s own …

A Self-Folding Origami Robot That Can Walk, Climb, Dig, Carry, Swim and Dissolve into Nothing | Colossal

<p>Scientists at MIT have pulled up a very tiny curtain on their newest invention: a 1.7cm square robot capable of assembling itself like a piece of …

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